This year we have taken a few field trips to:
We do not have photos but we visited McWane Science Center and Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham.
Here is a visual tour of our field trips this academic year.
International Travels: Athens, Corinth, Nafplio, Delphi, Mycenae, Olympia, and Meteora in Greece; Chandigarh, Amritsar, and Dharamshala in India; Vienna and Salzburg in Austria, Cabella Ligure in Italy, Zermatt in Switzerland.
California Science Center: We spent a day at this museum and our favorite was the science behind Pixar exhibition.
Swan Lake Ballet: We saw the performance of Swan Lake at Tupelo High School.
We have begun career quests again this school year. Boys love it and they look forward to many more this year.
Career Quest #1
We visited E911 office, Elmo’s Military Surplus (boys loved this store), Saltillo City Hall, and House of Bounce. At the city hall, we met the Mayor, City Clerk, public works director, main street director, zoning enforcer, fire chief and police chief. Each one of them gave a talk and enlightened us about their job and department. We visited police department and fire department. Here is the visual tour of our first career quest of this school year.
You may wish to read about Career Quests for the previous school year.
If possible, after reading about American Revolution, one really needs to visit Boston! It is going to make you remember all that you read for the rest of your life.
We spent two days walking the Freedom Trail. We visited museums along the way. Kids did scavenger hunt at Old South Meeting House and we met Sally Hutchinson, the daughter of Governor Hutchinson (reenacted by a lady) and experienced what was it like during those days. We took part in the Boston Tea Party by throwing tea down the ship. Afterwards, we sipped tea and enjoyed scones. We spent one day at Provincetown, MA. This is where pilgrims first landed. We spent one day at Plymouth, MA. In Plymouth, we did the walking tour, visited the Mayflower II and Plymouth Plantation. We wished we had more time in Plymouth. We wished we could have visited Minute Man National Historic Park. We had such a great time that I am pretty positive that we will do the same and probably more when Arjun reads about American Revolution.
We studied Costa Rica during the month of December and January. As always, we started the process by completing the fact sheets for this small country and updated our religion and population graph.
After having learnt about this country from books, it was time to experience it first-hand. We visited Costa Rica for about a week. It was one of our best trips. After having magical moments in Costa Rica, we came back and recorded our experience in detail on an online journal at Mixbook.com. Kabir worked really hard on this project.
Arjun made “Capi Capi” t-shirt for himself and Kabir made “Pura Vida” t-shirt for himself.
Then we met with our homeschool friends for Central America party. As part of the presentation, Kabir and Arjun presented our online travel journal named Costa Rica. After the presentations, we sampled delicious Central American cuisine.
Both the kids earned Costa Rica stamps in their pretend passport! Now, we are off to England!